Sounds like the old LBJ playbook
Did that old sonofabitch ever deny being a necrophiliac?
The shock didn’t set in until my parents told me that my grandparents had commented that I ran like a girl, as if that’s a bad thing.
Someone once told me about how, while staying with relations in Hastings, they were subjected to a variety of "Whaddarya" heckling from across the street by a stranger who took exception to the cut of their jib. This excited their sporty Hastings uncle who happened to be present.
Having already got in a few veiled digs of his own, he began chortling about "Did you hear what that guy said?", as if it was the kind of sage advice that one might do well to reflect on. Not a chance, because the heckler was wearing ug boots, ffs.
Which is what your grandparents would probably have worn, if they'd been born a couple of generations later.
Let’s not forget that the Scouts offshoots are based on that most feral of models – the wolf pack…
"Don't be afraid to use your nails, boys..."
In fact, it is getting to the point where if you don't want Facebook to send you targeted ads, you have to enable a cookie that indicates who you are in order for them not to target ads to you based on everything else known about you.
While I have no idea if FB's targeted ads are still happening, this browser plugin seems to have been doing a pretty good job of keeping my FB experience ad-free.
There was also "small but powerful", which was never applied to people, only to BMWs.
I was drunk m'lud.
But being "from a good family" rates as a get out of jail free card.
Daniel Defoe was imprisoned for his gossip column writing in 1703
Perhaps being a cheerleader for capitalist self-interest goes with the gossip-columnist thing. When Robinson Crusoe eventually returns to civilisation he learns that his prudent investments made years beforehand have effectively set him up for the remainder of his life. This discovery is presented as an emotional high point, with the former castaway so overcome by a sense of self-congratulation that he needs to take a wee lie down.
Rachel Glucina is going to be leading a small but perfectly formed team to dominate entertainment news in New Zealand and beyond.
"Small but perfectly formed" used to be a favourite phrase of Metro founder Warwick Roger, both in and out of his Felicity Ferret frock.
I just finished the book the other day...
Likewise. Couldn't help but wonder if it was the portrayal of a flatulent Christian phys-ed teacher that tipped McCroskie over the edge.
And goodbye Tony Abbot. Ozzie comics may rue the day. We're unlikely to ever see your budgie-smuggling sentence strangling eye-rolling like again ...
The conventional wisdom about Turnbull used to be that, despite his naked ambition, he'd never be PM because he was "too shiny". There was a nice cartoon in the now-defunct Bulletin showing Peter Costello, John Howard's then deputy and presumed heir apparent, standing drink in hand at a social gathering. From out of frame a voice can be heard saying "They say I'll be Prime Minister when I grow up", prompting an angry Costello to ask "Who invited Malcolm Turnbull?"